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The Joys and Perils of Post-50 Pet Adoption

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

If the fellas had been human infants, no one would have offered me one, much less suggest that I take two. And the guys did not come with warning labels. And my memory isn't necessarily what it used to be. So, it has come to pass that I now have a six-month-old and a five-month-old terrifying/terrorizing whirlwind of energy in my apartment.

I on Beauty: Chapter 2

Irene Michaels | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

With so many pressures and stress factors in today's world, I credit my peacefulness to practicing sitting meditation. We as beautiful women need our beauty rest, our mindfulness and a healthy attitude.

Social Security Basics -- Five Things To Think About Before You Apply

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 06.30.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Since Social Security plays such a big part in people's lives, you'd think we'd have a better idea about how it all works. But on the contrary, a lot of folks don't fully understand their benefits or, more importantly, how to maximize them.

I on Beauty: Chapter 1

Irene Michaels | Posted 06.21.2014 | Style
Irene Michaels

I am approaching 70 years of age and the question I am always asked is... "What is my secret to beautiful skin." The one and most important answer is "Consistency."

Sudden Retirement: Wows and Warnings

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty
Suzette Standring

For years, David's work schedule had him out of the house at sunrise, returning way past sundown. Now he's home with me 24/7, and as a couple, we have much to relearn about each other in that sudden togetherness. Apparently, I talk out loud to myself... a lot.

A Writer's Dream In San Miguel

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.23.2014 | Books
Adele Scheele

For the past nine years, Susan has invited great writers to come read from their books and share their process of writing -- novelists, poets, non-fiction writers, screenwriters and playwrights, literary journal editors as well as agents and social media wizards.

How I Found Fun Again After Years Of Being 'A Dullard'

Emma Nicholson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Fifty
Emma Nicholson

Earlier this year, I turned 50. It was mostly a non-event as I've been telling people I am 50 since I was 42. Adding years to your actual age always elicits a 'you look good for your age' response and I am not against shortening my life span for a compliment.

Travel Perks When You're 50 or Over

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Feeling down in the dumps about an approaching milestone birthday? It may buoy your spirits to know you may now be eligible for a spate of age-related "senior" travel discounts and perks, ranging from A to Z (Airlines to Zoos).

The Day I Realized I Had Finally Become An Adult

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 02.02.2014 | Fifty
Leslie Rasmussen

As another birthday was approaching, I wondered when I would finally feel like a grown-up. I was over 50, yet still didn't quite know what those words meant. I was responsible. I was mature. Heck, I had wrinkles, so why didn't I feel grown up?

36 Things Only People Over 50 Understand

Posted 10.31.2013 | Fifty

With so many changes going on in the technological, scientific and cultural realms, it seems like everyone under the age of 30 has become an expert on...

Why I'm So Disappointed In Betty White

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 12.22.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The beloved 91-year-old comedian Betty White has a new starring role in Air New Zealand's latest in-flight safety video. I don't think it's one of her finest performances.

Why Nostalgia Is So Good For The Brain

Margaret Manning | Posted 11.15.2013 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Since women over 60 care deeply about keeping their brains healthy as they age, I decided to take a trip down memory lane and explore the six decades that have shaped women who are just now reaching retirement. As you read, I encourage you to take a pause after each section and try to visualize what your life was like. What are your strongest memories of each time period?

Love, Marriage and Grey Divorce Italian Style

Tara Fass | Posted 10.19.2013 | Divorce
Tara Fass

Ulysses is a contradiction. He's traditional enough to believe minors should reside primarily with their mothers and bohemian enough to want an open relationship.

10 Reasons Why People Fall In Love With San Miguel de Allende

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Located in central Mexico, San Miguel de Allende has no beaches or blue waters like the Mexican resorts of Cancun, Cozumel, or Los Cabos. And it isn't easy to get to directly from many U.S. or Canadian cities.

17 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Over 50

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 07.25.2013 | Fifty

There are just some things that are best left unsaid, especially when you're talking to someone over 50. A seemingly innocent enough observation -- "H...

What I Learned From My Elders

Brenda Peterson | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty
Brenda Peterson

All my life, I've instinctively sought out elders. I longed for their patient, thoughtful scrutiny -- to be truly seen by someone who is wise. Someone who is critically detached, perceptive and yet very fond.

Why Baby Boomers Aren't Planning to Spend Retirement on Their Couch

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
Ombretta Di Dio

Where will you go for your next trip? And could that destination become what you will call home?

How To Get The Job You've Always Wanted

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 03.22.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Who wouldn't rather have a job that you can feel emotionally connected to instead of feeling that you're a puppet of your boss? However, before you give up on this idea, stop and think about whether you could build some of this mindset into your life right now.

Are Spiritual Communities Healthier?

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

For us longevity focused boomers, a return to a spiritual or worship community could represent an opportunity for renewed connection with others in a shared environment, as well as potential discernment and insight into the importance of belonging.

How To Pick A Therapist Who's Right For You

Tara Fass | Posted 02.02.2013 | Divorce
Tara Fass

Once you find yourself contemplating the possibility of separation or divorce, conventional wisdom dictates that this is an excellent time to undertake a stint in therapy.

Am I Having A Midlife Crisis?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.03.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Jim Taylor

I've been pretty darned restless for about six months now and I just haven't been able to shake the feeling. I wasn't sure what to make of this unsettled feeling because I've got a really good life. Then, I received an email from one of my best friends who now lives in London.

I've Known You Forever... But Your Name Escapes Me

Judy Silk | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Judy Silk

I was standing in front of the yogurt shop the other day with my Mom and my sister when a friend approached. We exchanged hugs and I attempted to make introductions. "This is my Mom Naomi and my sister Joan." When it came time to identify my friend, I drew a blank.

3 Types Of Questions Singles MUST Ask New Dates

Tara Fass | Posted 07.23.2012 | Divorce
Tara Fass

After the divorce, when the time feels right to start dating again, there are a few things to keep in mind.

The Time of My Life

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 07.04.2012 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

I find myself now in St. Louis rehearsing Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd for performances with the Opera Theatre of St Louis. The last time I sang with the company was in 1983. And here I am, having the time of my life.

Top 25 Things People Over 50 Hate to Hear (and Say)

Pat Gallagher | Posted 07.02.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

"So what band was Paul McCartney in again way back in the '60s?"